Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

  1. Buy yourself a carving pumpkin (yes it’s a special type – sold at Woolworth in my area).
  2. Trace an outline of the design you want on the pumpkin using water soluble marker (there is many online stencils and outlines you can copy from – remember simple is best if you are a beginner).
  3. Using a steak knife – cut out the design (remember the flesh under the skin is about 4 cm think).
  4.  Draw a circle large enough for your hand to reach through around the stem – and then cut on an angle (so the lid can sit back inside later).
  5. Remove the stem end, which will act as a cap, and then scoop out all the pulp - making sure you scrape the sides so it is neat.
  6. Use a Stanley knife to neaten up your stencil.
  7. Place a lit candle inside the pumpkin to create an eerie glow.

If you aren’t quite following – I would suggest looking at a YouTube video.
HAPPY Halloween

1 comment:

  1. Awesome carving! I tried this once before, but I think we hollowed out the pumpkin before carving the face. This looks like a better method though - will have to give it a try next year.